Government weighs proposal to slash payments for presidents' spouses
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
On Wednesday the Lithuanian Government approved a proposal to eliminate annuities for presidents' widows or widowers. Based on the proposed rules, the spouse of a president would instead receive a state pension.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius is the highest paid member of the ruling government with Defence Minister Juozas Olekas a close second. However, many government ministers are paid significantly less.
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